Habits & Addictions PDF Print E-mail

Humans are naturally creatures of habit.  Our habitual behaviours develop in the subconcious and typically are related to simple activities that are designed to assist our every day functioning without us having to take too much conscious notice of what we are doing.

A key stimulus for learning relates to the experiences of pleasure and pain. For the most part, human beings seek out pleasure and strive to minimize pain.  Many of our subconscious programs and habits develop to keep us safe and protect us from harm, which is often perceived as painful physical or psychological experiences.

But sometimes habits can have unforseen consequences, can become overwhelming or overimportant, or perhaps lead the way to addiction, a more severe form of habit, and an unhealthy, dependent state.


Undesireable habits and addictions can be related to many activities but some common examples are...

• nail biting (onychophagia)
• teeth grinding
• procrastination
smoking
• alcohol consumption / drinking
• drugs

Hypnotherapy, as well as NLP and Emotional Freedom Techniques can be used to help successfully treat addictions and habits.   Usually we look for the root causes behind the unwanted habit or addiction, as well as working on changing the behaviours themselves.  Because of this the results are usually both effective and permanent.

We also teach you self hypnosis relaxation techniques to help you cope with stress which is often a contributing factor.

Comparative studies show that hypnotherapy is much faster and more effective than normal counselling and psychotherapy techniques.  As always, the client's willingness to participate and change is a very important catalyst to change.